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  1. "Runner's knee" is a common complaint among runners. How did you overcome this obstacle?
  2. So, I'm really interested in learning to run with this app, but I have a few concerns about my health. A little under a year ago, I started having back problems and found out that I have 3 herniated discs in my lower back. Since the discs are meant to help with absorbing to shock from running and bouncing and all that, I'm afraid of hurting myself or causing these problems to get worse. Does anyone have any tips on how to not hurt myself, or maybe make running have a little less impact on my spine?
  3. Second run ever... for someone who is overweight and a smoker I think I'm doing quite well...! Felt I was going to pass out at some point but I survived, pushed through, and every time I finish my workout I feel great... so yeah... guess that's about it for now... although my calves hurt from time to time, hope that's normal! Any thoughts?
  4. I've been doing a fair bit of research about proper running technique, and each article I read leaves me more confused than the last. Some say that heel striking is a no-no; others say that heel-striking is okay as long as you don't overstride. I've been working on proper technique since I'm a beginner runner and don't want to develop bad habits early on. I heel strike, but I don't feel like I overstride. I need to get some footage or something of me running to confirm that, but I'll occasionally glance down to see how my stride is, and it looks like I'm landing with my body pretty much over my foot. So, I guess my question is, what have you all learned from experience/coaching/etc.? Does foot-strike really make a huge difference as long as you're not overstriding? If so, how have you worked to switch from a heel-strike to a midfoot- or forefoot-strike? I've tried forcing a midfoot-strike when I run, but it really doesn't feel natural at all.
  5. tarottee

    Knee Pain

    I'm working my way through the 10k program and I am finding that my knees hurt but not when running, it is just when moving around, I'm also finding the psoas is tight & uncomfortable. I'm increasing my yoga at the minute to help stretch me and to relieve some shin splint in the the ankles but wondered if anyone had any tips for the knees & psoas? Thanks
  6. So after much procrastination, I jumped up and told myself "go out and start now". I don't regret it but boy oh boy am I in pain. My ankles hurt so badly while running and when i completed the shins and ankles were in sheer agony. I'm not gonna stop but someone please tell me it gets better
  7. The dreaded shin splints. We've all had them. Which running technique/stretches has helped you the most to overcome this painful condition?
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